Bristol's Citizens' Panel

Closes 1 Dec 2025

Opened 1 Jun 2018


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Are you interested in becoming part of the Bristol's Citizens' Panel?

We need residents of Bristol to regularly share their views and ideas on a wide range of issues, and we want to reflect the population in age, ethnicity, gender, location and other demographics.

As a thank you, every time you complete a Citizens’ Panel survey you will be entered into a prize draw to win £40 of High Street shopping vouchers!
(These are at no cost to the Council as they were kindly donated by the retailer).

Why We Are Consulting

The Citizens’ Panel is an online group of over 1,300 people from across Bristol who regularly share their views on a wide range of issues to let the council know how to improve services and make the city an even better place to live. The Panel is an alternate way for the council to engage with the public outside of formal consultations and to gather opinions that try to reflect the views of different communities.

Established in 1998 this is one of the longest-running Citizens’ Panels in the country and the largest group the city council regularly engage with.

Panel members provide some personal details upon joining, in order to identify community characteristics and are asked to complete surveys approximately 4 times a year.

Personal information that is collected is used solely for the Panel administration and our Privacy Notice explains what we do with your information, how long we keep it and your right to withdraw your consent and leave the Panel at any time you choose.


  • All Areas


  • Anyone from any background


  • Children and young people
  • Councils Governance arrangements
  • Electors
  • Faith and religion
  • Gender issues
  • Older people's issues
  • Race issues
  • Voluntary sector
  • Health & Wellbeing
  • Sexuality issues
  • Central government
  • Communication
  • Customer Service
  • Democracy and participation
  • Spending
  • Chief Executive
  • Citizens satisfaction
  • Council Tax
  • Licensing
  • Citizens' Panel
  • Education and early years
  • Environment
  • Planning
  • Regeneration
  • Traffic and transportation
  • City Development
  • Carers support
  • Disability
  • Health services and facilities
  • Mental health
  • Sexual health
  • Social services and social care
  • Homelessness
  • Housing
  • Arts and culture
  • Libraries
  • Parks and green spaces
  • Sport and leisure
  • Crime and community safety
  • Environmental health
  • Fire and emergency planning
  • Technology